Volunteers

We would welcome applications for volunteers in the following areas and would be happy to put in place individual and supported training programmes for the right individual. Please contact the Charity Manager through the website to apply.

Trustee, Volunteer Development Co-ordinator, Circus Tutor, Arts Practitionner, Project Assistant

“I enjoyed my time working with the children …. I found being involved a priviledge and a real help in my return to work” Claire Harvey

Trustee for Cirque du Ciel

The Opportunity

In this post as a trustee of this organisation you would be crucial in helping develop and shape the future of the charity. This would allow Cirque du Ciel to expand it’s pool of expertise and increase the quality and quantity of it’s provision for disadvantaged children in Cornwall and Devon.

Personal Skills / Qualifications /

We are looking for someone who has experience in working in a relevant field such as; community, education, local council, youth work, performance arts, or experience of working with other charities. We would also be interested in someone with substantial business skills. It is important to be honest, trustworthy, have good communication and IT skills and to recognise that this is a position with some responsibility.

Commitment

One evening every 2 months, with emails, possibly a couple of phone calls and a few small tasks in between.

Getting there

To be able to do this volunteer position it would be helpful if you could drive and have access to a car. However if you don’t we will endeavour to try and help you with transport.

You will also need computer and internet access.

Volunteer Development Co-ordinator Cirque du Ciel

The Opportunity

To develop the role of volunteers within Cirque du Ciel. The post holder would develop a marketing strategy for targeting potential volunteers and develop a system for supporting volunteers. They would interview and maintain links with volunteers. The aim would be to increase number of volunteers and volunteer satisfaction thus retaining volunteers. This would be a crucial, exciting and worthwhile position.

Personal Skills / Qualifications /

We are looking for someone who is friendly, trustworthy with good basic IT skills, English and communication skills.

Commitment

We are looking for a commitment of 1 day a week.

Getting there

To be able to do this volunteer position you must be able to drive and have access to a car.

You will also need computer and internet access.

Circus Tutor Cirque du Ciel

The Opportunity

In this position you would be delivering circus activities to children of all ages including some very disadvantaged children and some groups with additional needs. It would be a very worthwhile position and makes a huge difference to the lives of the children concerned. These activities can also be great fun!

Personal Skills / Qualifications /

We are looking for someone who has 2 years training in circus skills. This can be in general circus skills or in any specific field. We would also look for experience at working with children and taking responsibility. The applicant would need to be reliable, responsible, honest and have a good attitude to working with young people. Cirque du Ciel could supply training and circus equipment for this project to the right candidate. Cirque du Ciel would also pay travel expenses. Must have an enhanced CRB or we can help you undertake one.

Commitment

2 hours a week or more, applicant could state areas he/she would prefer to work

Getting there

To be able to do this volunteer position you would need to drive and have access to a car.

Project Assistant Cirque du Ciel

The Opportunity

In this position you would be helping support our delivery of either circus activities or other provision. It would involve supporting the tutor with administrative tasks and helping individual or small groups of children who may have an additional need. It would be a very worthwhile position and makes a huge difference to the lives of the children concerned. Who can also learn new skills and these activities can be great fun.

Personal Skills / Qualifications /

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, fun, kind, reliable, honest and has a good attitude to working with young people. Cirque du Ciel would supply training to the right candidate. Must have an enhanced CRB or we can help you undertake one.

Commitment

2 hours a week or more, applicant could state areas he/she would prefer to work

Getting there

To be able to do this volunteer position you would need to drive and have access to a car.